Bisma Ahmed reports from Harare, where cricket continues as normal despite significant political unrest in the country as Zimbabwe prepare to host New Zealand - with the tour set to go ahead as scheduled.
After beating West Indies in the final of the recently concluded tri-series, Australia have managed to retain their position at the top of the ICC One-Day International Team Rankings despite losing a point.
A 156-run stand for the fifth wicket between Darren Bravo and Kieron Pollard laid the platform for West Indies' 100-run victory over South Africa in the ninth match of the tri-series in Barbados which ensured them a spot in the final along with Australia.
West Indies captain Jason Holder has stressed the importance of performing well in the first 10 overs and thereafter putting on a strong display in the death overs in their must-win clash against South Africa on Friday.
West Indies skipper Jason Holder is a doubtful starter for the must-win tri-series clash against South Africa in Barbados on Friday after he injured his hamstring during the game against Australia on Tuesday.
Australia have included Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc in the playing XI in the place of Travis Head and Nathan Coulter-Nile for the Sunday's encounter against South Africa in Barbados in the ongoing tri-series in the West Indies.
Hashim Amla's splendid century was followed by a career-best seven-wicket haul from Imran Tahir as South Africa bundled West Indies out for 204 to secure a massive 139-run win in the sixth match of the tri-series, which took them to the top of the points table.
After David Warner continued his sublime form with a splendid century, the Australian bowlers bowled South Africa out for 252 runs in 47.4 overs in a chase of 289 runs to secure a comfortable 36-run victory in the fourth match of the tri-series in St Kitts.